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Etty Allen, mother of former Va governor, dies

Updated: January 7, 2013, 6:25 PM ET
Associated Press

RICHMOND, Va. -- RICHMOND, Va. -- Henriette "Etty" Allen, matriarch of a famed American football family and mother to former Virginia Gov. George F. Allen, has died. She was 90.

According to a statement from the Allen family, she died Jan. 2 after a long illness. A private funeral is planned for Tuesday in California.

The daughter of anti-Nazi resistance fighter Felix Lumbroso, she lived in occupied Tunisia during World War II.

After the war, she immigrated to Sioux City, Iowa, ...

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